Review Asus Zenbook Infinity Ux301La Ultrabook

Summary: A sleek body toàn thân covered in glass & metal, an awesome screen & a fast hardware platform. All these put together make the hãng asus Zenbook UX301, one of the most interesting premium ultrabooks of the moment.


solid and nice looking body, decent keyboard & trackpad, awesome screen, great performances, good battery life, punchy speakers

In this article we’re going to talk about the hãng asus Zenbook UX301LA, or the so called Zenbook Infinity, Asus’s vị trí cao nhất of the line ultrabook available right now. It combines a sleek body toàn thân made from glass & metal with a high-resolution touchscreen & a powerful hãng intel Haswell hardware platform.

In fact, the hardware is what really sets this máy vi tính apart from the competition, as the đứng đầu configuration bundles a 28 W vi xử lý core i7 processor with intel 5100 HD graphics, which is basically the fastest platform available for ultrabooks these days, at least in terms of RAW CPU performances.

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An guess what, we have that top configuration for this review. But be warned: it is EXPENSIVE (but some discounts might be available via this link)!

However, if you’re looking for something more affordable, the Zenbook UX301 is going khổng lồ start at about 1400 USD, which put it on par with most other premium ultrabooks available right now, lượt thích the Acer Aspire S7 or the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus.

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The specs sheet for the hãng asus Zenbook UX301

Asus Zenbook UX301LA-DE002P
Screen13.3 inch, 2560 x 1440 px resolution, IPS, touchscreen
ProcessorIntel Haswell bộ vi xử lý core i7-4558U CPU
ChipsetIntel HM87
VideoIntel 5100 HD Iris
Memory8 GB DDR3
Storage512 GB SSD RAID 0
ConnectivityWireless AC, bluetooth không dây 4.0, Lan (with adapter)
Ports2xUSB, SD thẻ reader, micro HDMI, mini-DisplayPort
Battery6 cell 4560 mAh 50 Wh
Operating systemWindows 8
Sizeabout 18 milimet think, including the rubber feet; 15.5 x 325 x 222 mm
Weightabout 1.43 kilogam (3.1 pounds)
Extrasbacklit keyboard, USB to LAN & MiniDP to card đồ họa adapters included

Design và exterior

With the Zenbook Infinity, hãng asus tries to lớn get ahead of its competitors in a segment filled with beautiful & fast machines. For that, they changed the overall aspect from the previous Zenbooks, in order khổng lồ make a better first impression with this new entry.

As a result, glass covers the lid, and that’s no ordinary glass, but Gorilla Glass 3, which should make the surface scratch proof. On the other hand, smudges & fingerprints are part of the menu with this finishing, especially on the Navy blue version that we have here. These won’t show as easily on the trắng model.


Gaming temperatures

As for the noise, well, the two fans inside this unit will spin fast và fairly loud, once again, when pushing the laptop. My non-professional iPhone app measures about 44-45 db under load (running Cinebench 11.5) at 30 cm away from the laptop. When using it lightly though, they’ll turn completely OFF, which makes the UX301 ultra-silent.

All those being said, there are only a few things left khổng lồ talk about before drawing the line here. For instance, I should mention the good connectivity options, as the UX301 does support Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 (Plus LAN, with the included adapter).

The hãng intel 7260 wireless module is a reliable performer, although the wireless range on this máy tính is only average và could have been better.

Besides that, you should know that there’s a webcam with dual-array microphones on this ultrabook, decent for quick hangouts and video calls.

And you do get a good sound system as well, as the two speakers carved on the sides of the máy tính deliver punchy và high-quality audio, but only if you take some time to lớn tweak the output with the included Audio Wizard application.

Battery life

Back lớn more important aspects, let’s take a few second & talk about the battery life you’ll be getting with this Zenbook. There’s a 6 Cell 50 Wh battery on this laptop and with average use, that includes browsing, editing documents, listening some music, watching some clips, with the screen at 50% and Wi-Fi ON, that’s enough to keep it running for about 6 khổng lồ 7 hours.

If you’ll use it lightly và dim the screen even more, you could easily get 8+ hours of life on a charge, but on the other hand, while running games, the UX301 will run out of juice much quicker (I’d reckon you’ll get up khổng lồ 90 minutes of gaming).

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Prices và availability

There will be a couple of different configurations available for the asus Zenbook UX301LA, starting at around $1400 dollars và going as high as $2200. Here are the options that I know of right now:

Zenbook UX301LA-C4003H – ~1300 triệu euro – Intel vi xử lý core i5-4200U, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1080P screen;Zenbook UX301LA-DE017H – ~1400 euro – Intel core i5-4200U, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1440P screen;Zenbook UX301LA-DE027H – ~1550 euro – Intel core i5-4200U, 8 GB RAM, 2×128 GB SSD RAID 0, 1440P screen;Zenbook UX301LA-DE016P – ~1700 triệu euro – Intel chip core i7-4500U, 8 GB RAM, 2×128 GB SSD RAID 0, 1440P screen;Zenbook UX301LA-DE002P – ~2100 euro – Intel vi xử lý core i7-4558U, 8 GB RAM, 2×256 GB SSD RAID 0, 1440P screen;

Our test unit is exactly the last one in the danh sách above, the most powerful configuration available for this laptop.

Just a quick note, these prices are estimations based on how much these configs are going lớn cost in my country. They may vary from region lớn region.

Some versions of this laptop have started lớn emerge in some parts of the world. In the US, I still haven’t found the base version, but the UX301LA-DH51T mid-version, with the Intel bộ vi xử lý core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM & a 256 GB SSD is available for about $1800. However, you might find this version discounted over here, and some of the others that should hit the stores as well. Just a quick note, if you appreciate this post and all the others here on the site, buying from my liên kết (like that one above) is a nice way to lớn say thanks. You won’t be paying extra, but I’ll get a small commission from the sellers.


OK, so wrapping up this review, there are for sure many things you will like about this ultrabook, lượt thích the sleek body, the awesome screen, the good keyboard & trackpad. However, you vị get most of these, slightly better or worse, on other good ultrabooks available these days, lượt thích the Acer Aspire S7-392, the Sony Vaio Pro, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro or the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus.

On the Zenbook UX301 there’s the higher power hardware option, available on this top configuration. Is it worth paying around $2200 or over 2000 euros for it? Well, that’s up to you to lớn decide.

On the other hand, the cheapest asus UX301 starts at about 1300 euros over here, with a Full HD screen, a vi xử lý core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM & the 128 GB SSD, which is not cheap, but is more or less on par with the prices Acer, Samsung, or the others are asking for their similar ultrabooks.

But the Sony Vaio Pro on the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro are cheaper with a similar configuration.

Those being said, if you’re after performances (photo or đoạn clip editing, programming), the UX301 with the chip core i7-4558U should definitely be on your short-list. However, if you’re looking at a cheaper ultrabook, the UX301 is just one of the good options out there.

Is it better than the others? Well, you’ll find the answer lớn that question in the many comparisons that will be posted here on the site in the next days and weeks, so make sure to kiểm tra them out in our Comparisons category.

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